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noun phrase

noun, Grammar.
1.
a construction that functions syntactically as a noun, consisting of a noun and any modifiers, as all the men in the room who are reading books, or of a noun substitute, as a pronoun.
Origin of noun phrase
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55
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British Dictionary definitions for noun phrase

noun phrase

noun
1.
(grammar) a constituent of a sentence that consists of a noun and any modifiers it may have a noun clause, or a word, such as a pronoun, that takes the place of a noun NP
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